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“Lunch with friends”
Review of Da Filippo's

Da Filippo's
Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Meadow Street
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Everything was excellent! Between us, we had the Bruschetta appetizer, and entrees with flounder, beef stew and Veal Scallopini. All the food was superb, taste, quality, presentation, etc. And, Filippo the owner and head chef, not only took our orders, but visited us a number of times to check on every aspect of our meal and experience. Sylvia was our server and she was very attentive. At the close of our time, Filippo came out and played a nice song on their beautiful grand piano. This place and experience is going to be hard to match! :)

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Filippe (himself) welcomed us, seated us, took our order, and even prepared our appetizers and main courses.
Silvia served us with a smile and was attentive to all our wishes.
Da Filippo's is European Style, classy, cozy and clean......(BYOB)
Classic Attractive Food presentation, (a Panini style brioche is included with lunch)
Our lunch was a real treat and we enjoyed the setting, the food, and the good value.

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1  Thank Mr H
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Had dinner here early on a Friday night and was very pleased. The atmosphere, service and food was great. We had the eggplant and the cod and loved it. The owner is great and even played piano for us! We plan on returning. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

de Filippo opened nearly thirty years ago; it is a creative husband-and-wife team serving every local's favorite spot for soul-satisfying homemade Italian food. This is a kitchen for that special kind of diner-one which is ruled by value and elegance. Tables are decorated perfectly and the restaurant is transporting with old world service and delectable specials. It is BYOB that adds value to your event. Ask deFilippo for a wine suggestion form the store across the street; his choices for me were amazing at a good value.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We are not familiar with the area and went here due to the Trip Advisor reviews. The atmosphere is nice and service was good. However we found it over priced and the dishes were odd combinations. I had the equivalent of eggplant rolatini which was a very small portion. It came with cubed, baked peeled white potatoes? Red cabbage? They just don’t go together. Top Chef judges would have sent the chef to pack their knives and go. One person had risotto which he said was very good. Overall I found it over priced, small portions, odd menu.

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frusso51, Owner at Da Filippo's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

hello Mrs. BJ G,
first of all I would like to thank you to visit our restaurant .We sent you 2 messages asking which day you came for dinner, and you did not respond.
We are proud to serve at da Filippo authentic Italian cusine.
I`m sorry to read the negative note to one of our most popular requested specialty described by you as " the equivalent eggplant rollatine" Involtini di melanzane.
You also said the eggplant, red cabbage and potatoes was an odd combination. You also lamented that the portion was very small.
The portion consist of 3 large pieces of eggplant,cabbage and potatoes and no guests have made any remarks to be small.
Da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana was est. in 1988 ( 3 decades Madame! ) and the remark you made Top judges chef would have sent the chef to pack their knifes and go,and also describe our menu odd is an insult! and your review stands out among hundreds positive reviews and voted one of the top 10 Italian restaurant in New Jersey 2017 and Number 1 in the Somerset County 2018.
Filippo Russo Che/Owner

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